David Travis provides an in-depth look at the work of Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh.
Art for Lunch - Karsh April 15, 2010, 12:10 pm
Karsh: Iconic Portraits 12:10-12:50 pm Free
In the twentieth century, Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh captured the image of some of the worldâ€™s most famous actors, athletes, politicians, and royalty. While Karsh described what he did as capturing a â€œmoment of truth,â€ his photographs were the result of several deliberate artistic and technical decisions. Learn more about Karshâ€™s method for revealing these â€˜truthsâ€™ about his subjects.
Art-in-Context - Karsh March 9, 2010, 6:00 pm
Image, Power and Identity: The Portrait Photographs of Yousuf Karsh 6 pm, $35 / $28 AGA Members, (+gst, includes refreshments) Limited enrollment â€“ book early!
Art history classes based on our exhibitions are available throughout the year. Each class includes an introduction and a private tour of the featured exhibition. Enrollment is limited; questions and discussion encouraged.
Film: Karsh is History February 26, 2010, 7:00 pm
Joseph Hillel Canada / 2009 / 52 min / English
Friday, February 26, 7 pm Ledcor Theatre, AGA Free
This award winning film is a documentary about portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh. The film examines his work in the context of the history of portrait photography history up until to the present. Appearances by Annie Leibovitz, Thomas Ruff and Estrellita Karsh.
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Picture Yourself!Upload your Karsh-inspired self-portrait and win! Karsh: Image Maker is a major exhibition that marks the centenary of one of Canada's most eminent portrait photographers. The exhibition provides a fresh and dynamic approach to the work of Yousuf Karsh, a multifaceted photographer, whose life, influence and work have created an enduring legacy.
Karsh: Image Maker features original portraits, studio and darkroom artifacts, archival material as well as innovative interactive and hands-on experiences to build a picture of the artist that was Karsh. Using records from the extensive Karsh Fonds held by Library and Archives Canada, and artifacts from Karsh's studio held by the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the exhibition provides insight into how Karsh created his photographs (technically, aesthetically and culturally) and how he gained such wide circulation and currency in the world of 20th century portrait photography.
Karsh: Image Maker considers how portraiture is a form of storytelling, and explores the contexts, myths and memories that surround Karsh's work, and how portrait photography shapes our understanding of power, fame and the construction of self.
Organized and circulated by the Portrait Gallery of Canada, a program of Library and Archives Canada, and the Canada Science & Technology Museum, Ottawa.